Whether you're looking for a place to propose, a restaurant for a special occasion, or just want a bird's eye view of Seattle, the city's many viewpoints are worthy of knowing about! Seattle is a stunningly beautiful city. See it from every angle, from high up in the sky, from in the distance and you'll still get a little burst of pride.
So where are these splendid viewpoints? Depends what you seek.
For views with a touch of romance, Seattle's restaurants with a view may be the places to go.
For expansive views of the skyline or towers with observation decks, check out this list of the best viewpoints in town.
Or if you're gearing up to ask someone to marry you, why not set the stage with an unforgettable backdrop at one of the area's most memorable spots for a marriage proposal!
Seattle's Irish Heritage Club Parade is the centerpiece of the city's St. Patrick's Day celebration. Seattle is the Emerald City, after all, so it only makes sense that we celebrate the Emerald Isle in style. In 2014, the parade starts at 12:30 p.m. on March 15, and will go north up 4th Avenue from Jefferson to the Reviewing Stand at Westlake Park. Parade participants include drill teams and marching bands, but also Irish dancers, a few pirates here and there, and--of course--bagpipers.
After the parade, the party continues at the Irish Festival at Seattle Center. You can ride the Monorail from Westlake to Seattle Center between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. for free!
More information about the Seattle St. Patrick's Day Parade.
More Seattle St. Patrick's Day events.
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Cavalia is coming back to the Seattle area with a brand new show--Odysseo, which opens on February 19 and will be at Redmond's Marymoor Park through March 16.
Cavalia's Odysseo, as well as past shows, are some of the most magnificent and impressive stage shows in the world. Why? Odysseo features 66 horses and 52 artists on stage, which is a bit mind-boggling if you really think about it. The show also pulls out all the stops with high-tech effects. The show takes place under a 125-foot-high White Big Top--the largest touring tent in the world--in the heart of Marymoor Park. Nothing Cavalia does is small and Odysseo is here to prove that once again. Odysseo is BIG!
Tickets for Cavalia's Odysseo run between $34.50 and $149.50 for general admission, and $129.50 to $229.50 for the Rendez-Vous VIP package, which adds in a buffet dinner and open bar before the show, and desserts at intermission. Tickets are now on sale online at www.cavalia.net or by calling 1-866-999-8111. Shows are already selling out!
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Passport to Woodinville is an annual event in Woodinville Wine Country, just a half hour north of Seattle. Any day of the year, Woodinville is the place to be if you want to sample wine or kick back for a relaxing staycation, but tasting at multiple wineries can get expensive and getting between the wineries can be limited unless you bring along a designated driver.
Enter Passport to Woodinville. The answer to all your Woodinville worries. This event busts out an all-access pass to many of the wineries in the area. There's also a shuttle just for the event so you don't have to worry about driving between wineries.
Passport to Woodinville 2014 is a special year, though--this will be the last year of the event, which is sad, but also means that Woodinville is going all out. On May 3 and 4, from noon to 5 p.m. each day, 30 wineries will open their doors for wine tasters with passes. Many also provide food to pair with the wine, and you'll also get a free t-shirt, wine glass, wine valet service, and there's a new Emerald City Trolley Service between Hollywood and Warehouse Wine Districts for this final year.
Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets.
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- Harlem Globetrotters at 2 p.m. at KeyArena
- Pixies at 7:30 p.m. at Paramount Theatre
- Paul Simon & Sting at 8 p.m. at KeyArena
- Pentatonix at 8:30 p.m. at Paramount Theatre
- Sun Kil Moon at 9 p.m. at Neptune Theatre
February 21-March 16:
- 21 Angry Men at Lakewood Playhouse
- Ani DeFranco at 7:30 p.m. at Moore Theatre
- Brides for a Cause Charity Wedding Dress Sale at 6 p.m. at Landmark on the Sound, Des Moines
- Verdi & His Friends at 2:30 p.m. at Pantages Theatre
This week--the week of Valentine's Day--brings in some great events. Greatest among them, at least in my opinion, is the Imagine Dragons show at KeyArena, but if that's not your thing other big shows include The Presidents of the U.S.A., the Harlem Globetrotters, and Miley Cyrus down in Tacoma. On Friday night is Valentine's Day, so if you don't have dinner reservations already and you want them, you'd better get on the ball!
- Imagine Dragons at 7 p.m. at KeyArena
- Kyary Pamyu Pamyu at 8 p.m. at Showbox at the Market
- Valentine's Day!
- The Ten Tenors at 8 p.m. at Pantages Theatre
- Mark Morris Dance Group at Paramount Theatre
- The Presidents of the United States of America at 8 p.m. at Showbox at the Market
- Soundscapes at 7:30 p.m. at Rialto Theatre
- Miley Cyrus at Tacoma Dome
- Harlem Globetrotters at 2 p.m. at KeyArena
The Seahawks won Superbowl 48!! In a victory that was ALMOST a shutout (almost, but not quite), the Seahawks bowled over the Broncos in a 43-8 win. Finally, Seahawks fans have their moment. "We Are the Champions" is likely playing in homes all throughout Washington. Fireworks are blasting off outside. Step out your front door after the game finished and you likely heard mass whoops and cheers.
And the celebration is deserved. The win is among the best wins in the history of the Superbowl.
What's up next? So far, the mayor has announced that a victory parade will take place on Wednesday, February 5, at 11 a.m. The parade will start at 4th and Denny and end at CenturyLink. The event will last for about 2.5 hours. If that's not enough Seahawks celebration for you, the team store will also be open on February 3 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. with Seahawks Superbowl gear and souvenirs aplenty.
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The Seahawks are going to the Superbowl on February 2! All of Washington--but especially all of Seattle--is getting fired up for the big day and the epic showdown between the Hawks and the Denver Broncos. Whether you'll be melting down a block of Velveeta and kicking back in your living room or heading out to a bar or restaurant, be prepared for parties galore and excited fans this Sunday.
If you do want to head out, you can catch the game just about anywhere with a TV. Sports bars, chains like The Ram and Red Robin, or special viewing parties are plentiful. Here are a few spots to consider:
Miller's Guild Viewing Party: The game will be projected onto the restaurant wall. Party starts at 9 a.m. and features amazing food by Chef Jason Wilson all day long.
Superbowl Gameday Extravaganza: Showbox SoDo is putting on a giant tailgate party starting at 11 a.m. complete with food and a full bar. Entry is free!
Superbowl Party at Dante's: Complete with a 15-foot screen and game day specials!
Suite Restaurant & Lounge at Hyatt Regency: A 155" HD screen plus 9 other HDTVs, $12 all-you-can-eat buffet, cheap beer and vodka, and game boards with quarterly winners.
Cinnebarre in Mountlake Terrace is showing the game on a movie screen--for free!
Of course, these are larger events. Ain't nothin' wrong with heading to your local dive bar either. Where will you be on Superbowl Sunday?
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As Valentine's Day gets nearer, watch for more events on the horizon, including plenty of romantic ones! This week, I'm especially excited about Alfie Boe coming to town. If you're a fan of "Les Miserables" and saw the 25th anniversary concert, you're likely excited too!
For full event details, see:
- Seattle January 2014 Events or February 2014 Events
- Tacoma January 2014 Events or February 2014 Events
- Or find out what you can do on Valentine's Day!
- Lord Huron at 8 p.m. at Showbox at the Market
- Blues Brothers The Official Revue at 7:30 p.m. at Pantages Theatre
- Volcano Choir at 8 p.m. at Neptune Theatre
- Rain Run at 9 a.m. at Wilmot Gateway Park, Woodinville
- Everett-Lynnwood Wedding Expo at Comcast Arena at Everett
- Josh Ritter at 8 p.m. at Neptune Theatre
- Zappa Plays Zappa at 8 p.m. at Neptune Theatre
- The Sleeping Beauty at McCaw Hall
- Judy Collins with Passenger String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. at Pantages Theatre
- Alfie Boe at 8 p.m. at Moore Theatre
- The Devil Makes Three at 9 p.m. at Showbox Sodo
January 24-February 9:
- To Kill a Mockingbird at Tacoma Little Theatre
Until February 2:
- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Lakewood Playhouse
Sundance Film Festival is known for its appearance in Utah each January, but for one night in 2014, Sundance Film Festival will light up screens at nine cities throughout the U.S.--including Seattle.
"The Skeleton Twins" is a tale of two twins, named Maggie and Milo. For the past ten years, the twins have not had a relationship with one another, but after an unexpected reunion, both begin to reevaluate their relationship with each other and with others around them. The evening will combine a showing of the film with discussion with the filmmaker afterward.
There will be two showing at Sundance Cinemas on January 30, at 7:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $15. Both shows are 21+ only.